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PSA: Here Is a Fascinating Treasure Trove of Old Soviet Sci-Fi Films

If, like Flavorwire, you love Solaris and Stalker and have occasionally wondered idly about other Soviet-era sci-fi, then wonder no longer, because a site called  44 more words


Years on, Solaris still confounds

Solaris (1972) Blu-ray

I understand Solaris‘ cinematic cousin, 2001: A Space Odyssey, quite well: a Monolith, a construct of an alien civilization, or an alien entity or AI itself, teases mankind forwards on the evolutionary path, teaching man-apes the use of tools in order to kill. 1,005 more words


Islamist Extremist Pleads Guilty to War Crimes for Mosque Destruction ... And More

A museum in Denmark has published the original Hans Christian Andersen version of The Little Mermaid… with illustrations by Yayoi Kusama. (Hyperallergic) 169 more words

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REVIEW - Stalker (1979)

Frequent visitors to this site will know that I value Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker above all other films. The reasons for this are really two-fold:

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Ivan's Childhood (1962) - Adolescent Dreamscapes

Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film began life as a respectful adaptation of an autobiographical story about a child’s experiences working as a military scout during World War II. 2,206 more words


Thoughts from Tarkovsky - Static Passion

For me the most interesting characters are outwardly static, but inwardly charged with energy by an overriding passion.” Andrei Tarkovsky

Imagine if we understood this? Though Andrei is referring to characters in this quote, I believe the principle applies to all filmmaking.

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